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NEFLIN: YA Collection Development

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NEFLIN: YA Collection Development

  1. 1. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG ADULTS Presented by Beth Gallaway for NEFLIN December 7, 2010
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Discuss key questions to ask in creating a collection development policy for young adults; </li></ul><ul><li>Share online and print selection materials and resources for young adult collections; </li></ul><ul><li>Identify criteria for selecting fiction and non-fiction for reluctant readers; </li></ul><ul><li>Review CREW (Continuous Review Evaluation Weeding)/MUSTIE (Misleading, Ugly, Superceded, Trivial, Irrelevant, Elsewhere) methods for weeding the young adult collection. </li></ul>
  3. 3. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICIES
  4. 4. COLLECTIONS <ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonfiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic Novels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playaway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. OVERVIEW
  6. 6. POLICY 2010 Standards for Public Library Service to Young Adults in Massachusetts. http://masslib.org/editor/upload/files/YSS/ya_standards_2010.pdf
  7. 7. QUESTIONS TO ASK <ul><li>Who is the collection for? </li></ul><ul><li>What formats will you collect? </li></ul><ul><li>What genres will you collect? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your selection criteria? </li></ul><ul><li>What resources will you use to select? </li></ul><ul><li>Where will you purchase from? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a donation policy? </li></ul><ul><li>How will the collection be organized? </li></ul><ul><li>Where will the collection be stored? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there security measures that need to be addressed? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the procedure for materials challenge? </li></ul>
  8. 8. SAMPLES www.townofarlington.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=263 http://www.crooklib.org/AboutUs/LibraryInformation/CollectionDevelopmentPolicy/tabid/1042/Default.aspx
  9. 9. 10 TRICKS FOR GETTING TEENS TO UTILIZE THE COLLECTION <ul><li>Ask teens what they want to read/consume. </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate Teen Read Week/Tech Week. </li></ul><ul><li>Relate materials to programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Display, display, display. </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase a variety of genres. </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase a variety of formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Any reading = good reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy to get library cards. </li></ul><ul><li>Make reading its own reward. </li></ul><ul><li>  Use non-book formats to pique interest. </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHAT COUNTS AS READING? Multimedia Collections, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers MA
  11. 11. AUDIOBOOKS = LITERACY <ul><li>Reading comprehension is increased </li></ul><ul><li>Listening becomes a family/group activity </li></ul><ul><li>Listening while reading along meets multiple intelligences </li></ul>
  12. 12. GAMING = LITERACY <ul><li>Environmental print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reading about the game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walkthroughs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing about the game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chat: “WTS, Mageweave cloth, 15g” </li></ul>
  13. 13. READING ONLINE = LITERACY <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Webpages </li></ul><ul><li>Fan Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Online Classes </li></ul>
  14. 14. DISPLAY, DISPLAY, DISPLAY Best Books, Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket, MA
  15. 15. MULTIPLE FORMATS & GENRES Farmington Public Library, Farmington CT
  16. 16. MULTIPLE FORMATS Playaways, Evanston (IL) Public Library
  17. 17. MULTIPLE FORMATS MP3 Collection, South Huntington Public Library, NY
  18. 18. SELECTION RESOURCES
  19. 19. SELECTION RESOURCES IN PRINT <ul><li>Horn Book </li></ul><ul><li>VOYA </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Booklist </li></ul><ul><li>Kirkus </li></ul>
  20. 20. YALSA AWARDS <ul><li>Alex </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret Alex Edwards </li></ul><ul><li>William C. Morris </li></ul><ul><li>Odyssey Award </li></ul><ul><li>Michael L. Printz Award </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence in Nonfiction </li></ul>
  21. 21. YALSA SELECTED LISTS <ul><li>Amazing Audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>Best Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Fabulous Films </li></ul><ul><li>Great Graphic Novels </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding Books for the College Bound </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Paperbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Picks </li></ul><ul><li>Reader’s Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Teens Top Ten </li></ul>
  22. 22. ASSESSING MATERIALS
  23. 23. ASSESSING GRAPHIC NOVELS <ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul>
  24. 24. ASSESSING AUDIO <ul><li>Narration </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Background Music & Sound Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Packaging </li></ul>
  25. 25. ASSESSING FICTION
  26. 26. ASSESSING NONFICTION
  27. 27. ASSESSING GAMES
  28. 28. BUDGET
  29. 29. SAMPLE PERCENTAGES <ul><li>50% new </li></ul><ul><li>25% retro </li></ul><ul><li>25% replacement </li></ul><ul><li>33% new </li></ul><ul><li>33% retro </li></ul><ul><li>33% replacement </li></ul><ul><li>30% media </li></ul><ul><li>40% fiction </li></ul><ul><li>30% nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>50% hardcover </li></ul><ul><li>25% pbk </li></ul><ul><li>25% media </li></ul>
  30. 30. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT ON A SHOESTRING <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>ARCs </li></ul><ul><li>Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Collective purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Book Coops </li></ul><ul><li>Remainders </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon Wish List </li></ul>
  31. 31. WEEDING
  32. 32. CREW
  33. 33. WHY WEED? <ul><li>Space </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Appealing </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up with collection needs </li></ul><ul><li>Constant feedback </li></ul>
  34. 34. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER <ul><li>Library mission & goals </li></ul><ul><li>Needs/demands of patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of (other) materials </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Potential us </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Usage </li></ul>
  35. 35. FORMULA
  36. 36. WEEDING: MUSTIE
  37. 37. THANK YOU! <ul><li>Slides: infogdss.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Links: delicious.com/informationgoddess29/yacolldev </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: informationgoddess29@gmail.com </li></ul>

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